The Official Ubuntu Server Book

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2013-07-25
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
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Ubuntu Server is a complete, free server operating system that just works, with the extra Ubuntu polish, innovation, and simplicity that administrators love.


Now, there’s a definitive, authoritative guide to getting up and running quickly with the newest, most powerful versions of Ubuntu Server. Written by leading members of the Ubuntu community, The Official Ubuntu Server Book, Third Edition, covers all you need to know to make the most of Ubuntu Server, whether you’re a beginner or a battle-hardened senior systems administrator.


The authors cover Ubuntu Server from start to finish: installation, basic administration and monitoring, security, backup, troubleshooting, system rescue, and much more. They walk through deploying each of the most common server applications, from file and print services to state-of-the-art, cost-saving virtualization and cloud computing.


In addition, you’ll learn how to

  • Make the most of Ubuntu Server’s latest, most powerful technologies
  • Discover easy, fast ways to perform key administration tasks
  • Automate Ubuntu installs, no matter how many servers you’re installing
  • Quickly set up low-cost Web servers and e-mail
  • Protect your server with Ubuntu’s built-in and optional security tools
  • Minimize downtime with fault tolerance and clustering
  • Master proven, step-by-step server and network troubleshooting techniques
  • Walk through rescuing an Ubuntu server that won’t boot
  • Deploy your own Ubuntu servers in the cloud


Author Biography

Kyle Rankin is a senior systems administrator in San Francisco. He is an award-winning columnist for Linux Journal, has had articles featured in PC Magazine and TechTarget, and is an accomplished Linux author. He speaks frequently on Open Source software.


Benjamin Mako Hill was part of the founding Ubuntu team and was one of Canonical Ltd.’s first employees. He is now a fellow at the MIT Center for Future Civic Media, and a researcher and Ph.D. candidate at MIT’s Sloan School of Management. He remains a member of Ubuntu’s Community Council governance board and is an active contributor. He is lead author of The Official Ubuntu Book, Fifth Edition (Prentice Hall, 2010).

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Ubuntu Server Installation
Chapter 2: Essential System Administration
Chapter 3: Ubuntu Package Management
Chapter 4: Automated Ubuntu Provisioning
Chapter 5: Guide to Common Ubuntu Servers
Chapter 6: Security
Chapter 7: Backups
Chapter 8: Monitoring
Chapter 9: Virtualization
Chapter 10: Cloud Computing
Chapter 11: Fault Tolerance
Chapter 12: Troubleshooting
Chapter 13: Rescue and Recovery
Chapter 14: Help and Resources
Chapter 15: Basic Linux Administration
Appendix: Cool Tips and Tricks

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